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Confetti Party Ideas & Background DIY

MAKE YOUR OWN PARTY BACKGROUND WITH CONFETTI

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This is a colorful, easy and inexpensive way to add a large background at your next party.  Scroll down for the three easy steps for this diy tutorial and easy how-to instructions.

The background design here is HOORAY in bright colorful rainbow confetti but I could see this with the birthday guest of honor’s name or maybe BABY, BOY, or GIRL for a baby shower.  I would so make this with a number spelled out, such as for a first birthday, with O-N-E or the actual number “1” as big as you can make it.  I love this diy because it can be personalized to your party!

And create your own color scheme with CONFETTI

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Basically all you need is a pencil, poster board sheets, glue, disposable sponge brush . . . and of course CONFETTI!

1.) Start by freehand drawing the letters or number you plan to use for your background with your pencil on the poster board.  Depending on how big you want your background, you can make one letter, giant size, per each sheet of poster board or smaller by just drawing out your whole word on one sheet of  a single poster board, as shown below.

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I like that these letters are kind of wonky and not so perfect, but if straight and perfectly even letters are your thing, you could use large letter stencils to trace your letters.  You could even skip the whole drawing freehand process and just use your home printer to print one large letter out per 8 1/2″ x 11″ letterhead size on heavier card stock.  If you decide to print and cut, your letters, I definitely recommend using at least a 65 lb card stock or heavier so your letters will stand up and be stiff once you cut them out.  Printer paper will be too floppy.  Another option is to print your letters on print paper, cut them out and then glue them on top of your poster board.

If you own a Silhouette or Cricut cutting machine you can actually go ahead and cut your letters before adding your confetti too.  This would be the easiest way and will give you perfectly straight letters.  If you are using this at a wedding or other event, you could even get fancy with your cutting machine and create a fancy scroll three letter monogram, like this-

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2.) Once you have your letters worked out, if you are hand drawing them, gather your confetti, glue, and sponge brush.  You may either cut your letters first and then add the confetti, if you don’t mind that your confetti may hang off your letters, or you can glue the confetti on and then cut your letters to get perfect edges, as shown here-

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Apply a thin layer of glue to the inside of your first letter and then quickly apply your circle tissue confetti in a random pattern of mixed colors.  Do this for all your letters.

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 If you cut your letters first, either by hand or with your silhouette, you can also use other styles of smaller and more dense confetti and simply sprinkle it on top of your glue coated letter and shake off any excess.

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I recommend doing this process outside or on a large cookie sheet to keep your confetti clean up to a minimum.

3.) Once you have coated your entire letters, let them dry, and cut them out, in whichever order you choose to do so, you are ready to hang them up on your wall or you can even tie them with clear fishing string and dangle them from the ceiling too!  If you add them to a wall,  the best way to get them up is with Command or Scott’s brand sticky tabs.

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Since it will most likely be a temporary display that you will take down right after the party, you can easily just pull off the letters and wall tabs without damaging your walls.

Photo Backdrop

Whatever phrase or word you add to your party background- this easy diy will look stunning at your next celebration.

Get creative and make a design that fits your party or even as a photo backdrop!  Great idea for photographers for a photo shoot too!  Perfect table backdrop at a baby shower or wedding or perfect for a fiesta!

Remember to stop by any of my Etsy shops for some stunning party and wedding decor for your next celebration. Click on the links below to browse –

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10 Creative Ways to Use Pinwheels At A Party

PINWHEEL PARTY IDEAS

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Need a party theme? Why not pinwheels! Here are 10 creative ways to incorporate pinwheels at your next birthday party, baby shower, or celebration.

1. Add some mini pinwheels on cupcakes as cupcake toppers

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2. Pinwheels swinging in the sunshine as a pinwheel garland

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3. Pinwheels on a Diaper Cake . . . or on a frosted birthday or wedding cake as Cake Bunting or a Cake Topper

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4.  Instead of bows, pinwheels as toppers on gift boxes and presents as favor boxes or guest gifts

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5. Pinwheels on party hats

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6. Favor bag toppers with pinwheel clips –

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7. Pinwheels on a party sign

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8. On the party invitations

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9. Pinwheels as napkin rings or utensil holders –

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10. Create an entire tablescape with extra large pinwheels on the wall or hanging behind the table and pinwheels everywhere else at the party –

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Add them to the dessert table for table centerpieces and to add height –

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Check out this amazing table backdrop.  The pinwheels are added on top of the graphics for a 3-D effect-

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Sprinkle some pinwheels everywhere at the celebration to add some fun and whimsey!

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Now, where to get your pinwheels for your next party?? At PINWHEEL PRETTIES of course!

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Thanks for stopping by The Party Fetti Blog today for some spinning whimsical pinwheel inspiration!

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Polka Dot Ice Cream Party Ideas

HOW TO THROW A POLKA DOT PARTY

pastel-pink-sweets-tableFirst, you need ice cream, of course! After that, it’s anything goes in circles, tiny dots, sprinkles, big polka dots and lots of round shapes and color! You can tailor your color scheme to either brights for a gender neutral party or soft pastels for a girl’s birthday party.  Start with your color scheme and add in the POLKA DOTS!

toot-sweet-tableDon’t forget to create layers behind your dessert and ice cream table.  Add in some hanging paper fans, a letter banner and some pretty bunting. Even this simple Mickey Mouse table set up is stunning with the added red and black polka dots and the height of the balloons.

You can keep it simple too by creating a small decorated area with what you have in the home – a small side table works just as well as this mom did for her event below.

Don’t forget about the boys too.  Even a soccer theme can incorporate some whimsey with some coordinating black polka dots in the tableware, as seen here with the cups.

Don’t forget to stop by our party shops for all your polka dotted party decorations-

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Gather your party supplies and decorations and get ready for your next party or baby shower by coordinating a super easy polka dotted theme for your celebration!  Why not have a back to school party in fun and bright polka dots!

Thanks for stopping by The Party Fetti Blog today!

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Baby Shower DIY

ONESIE CUPCAKES HOW TO DIY

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MATERIALS NEEDED:

  • 4 onesies (most come in a pack of 4)
  • 4 receiving blankets (most also come in a pack of 4)
  • 4 regular size coffee filters (base diameter 3.25″)
  • 4 rubber bands
  • 4 pieces of ribbon
  • 1 cupcake box (Wilton’s offers these as window treat boxes in a pack of 3 at size 4″ x 8″ x 8″)

HOW TO MAKE ONESIE CUPCAKES:

  1. Fold your receiving blanket lengthwise into thirds. This will be the base of your cupcake.
  2. Gather your onesie as best as you can (hold with one hand and poke into your fist).  This will be the “frosting” of the cupcake. I made sure the applique shape was at the top so that there was a pop of color.
  3. Wrap your receiving blanket around and around your onesie, starting at the bottom. Secure with a rubber band.
  4. Place it inside of a coffee filter (the “wrapper” of the cupcake) and tie a ribbon around it.
  5. Repeat four times to make all four of your onesie cupcakes.  Or make as many as you want for shower decor or more gifts for the guest of honor.

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These are deliciously cute laid out on a table at the baby shower or in a basket.

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Or add them inside your window treat box and give them as a gift to the mother-to-be at the shower.

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Decorate your window treat box with some fun colorful washi tape (polka dots are fun as shown on these) and by finishing up  your box by tying it up a bow with some added ribbon and a gift tag.

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They almost look good enough to EAT! Huzzah!

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Thanks for stopping by The Party Fetti Blog today!

Be sure to visit any of our shops (CLICK LINKS BELOW) if you need a little something for your party or upcoming baby shower:

THE PARTY FETTI SHOP

PINWHEEL PRETTIES

I DO WEDDING & BRIDAL DESIGNS

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READY SET CRAFT KITS

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